Battle of Kyhlo
Control the 3 capture points and defeat enemies to earn score for your team. Operate your team's trebuchet to bombard foes.
— In-game description
The battle takes place in a town which means that unless players stay on the high ground, their opponents can use the obstructing buildings as a cover as they move around the map, and also allows players to ambush their opponents with little effort. The outer capture points are quite open and they have only two entrances, but are still easy to reach by the cover of buildings. The center point is located up in the Clocktower, and can be accessed either from the inside or by using the wooden ramps on the either side of the tower.
Both team can use their trebuchets to destroy outer walls of the tower or to remove obstracles from the town to create new passages. The trebuchet deals severe damage and is capable of not only effectively sieging the capture points, but also virtually any other area of the map, so if the enemy team has a dedicated siege weapon user, it's usually best to take them and the trebuchet out quickly or at least harass them to give your team a chance to fight without constant barrage.
Two teams of five to eight players are matched up against each other. The objective is to be the first team to reach 500 points. Points are awarded through holding capture points and kills. There are 3 capture points on the map, and when captured, each location grants one point every two seconds. Each player kill grants five points. If neither team reaches 500 points, the team with the most points will be declared the winner after the 15 minute time limit. The average time for a game is 8-13 minutes, depending on the balance of the teams contesting.
 Capture points
- Windmill (north)
- Clocktower (center)
- Mansion (south)
 Respawn areas
- Blue (south-east)
- Red (south-west)
The general map layout is symmetric with a good amount of choke points where it is effective to engage the enemy. The blue team spawns in the east and the red team in the west. The center of the map is dominated by a clocktower. The mansion lies to the south of it, and the windmill can be found on the opposite side to the north.
 Secondary Mechanics
Each team has access to a trebuchet which can bombard any enemy or area on the battlefield. It causes massive damage to enemy players and causes knockback to players who get caught in the area of effect. It does no friendly-fire damage or knockback.
|1||Turn Left||10¼||0||Press and hold to turn your trebuchet to the left.|
|2||Fire||4¼||3||Press and hold to fire a trebuchet shot. Hold down to shoot farther.|
|3||Turn Right||10¼||0||Press and hold to turn your trebuchet to the right.|
It can also be used to destroy buildings and objects in your way. This can help create easier access routes to capture points from a team's base, or to provide additional routes to flank the opposing team. It is not possible to destroy the enemy's trebuchet with your own trebuchet as it is out of range, but it can be destroyed by enemy players. When this happens a repair kit will spawn on the map, which must be brought out to and used on the trebuchet in order to repair it and make it functional again. While carrying the Repair kit, the player can not use his Weapon Skills.
- Kyhlo was a fortress in Ascalon, home of the legendary guild Ascalon's Chosen. During the Guild Wars, it was besieged by the Zealots of Shiverpeak. Mordakai can be seen among the ranks of Ascalon's Chosen.
- During an early beta of Guild Wars, Kyhlo was an outpost in Ascalon, but was later renamed to Ascalon City.
 See also
- The Battle of Kyhlo – Jonathan Sharp on PvP, ArenaNet blog
- Making the Battle of Kyhlo, ArenaNet blog